Did you know that in the last 25 years, the U.S. stock market has never been the world’s top-performing market?1
International stock markets are capturing a growing share of global economic growth as wealth and consumption beyond U.S. borders continues to climb. As this trend accelerates, American consumption of goods from non-U.S. companies is rising as well.
Today, 75% of companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion are located outside of the United States. In our view, these are among the many reasons why we believe investors can potentially benefit over the long term from an investment in international equities.2
View the infographic for “10 Reasons to Consider Investing in International Equities.”
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1Source: FactSet, 12/31/16.
2Source: Bloomberg, 3/31/17. Data depicts the common shares of actively traded stocks.
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